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Christmas Day harbour swim 2016
Copa de Nadal de Natació - Barcelona

Event date:  Christmas Day Sunday 25th December 2016 
Event time: 12.00
Event location:  Portal de la Pau at Port Vell at port end of La Rambla

Copa de Nadal de Natació open water swim in Barcelona. The Christmas Day Barcelona harbour swim is one of Barcelona's oldest sporting traditions. This open water swim is a 200m Christmas open water swimming race in the marina port of Barcelona on 25th December every year at 12.00 noon. The Christmas swim is the harbour by the Rambla de Mar, which is the pier at the end of La Rambla walking street after the Columbus monument on the sqaure called "Portal de la Pau."  

The Barcelona Christmas Swim has nine different catagories with a limit of 130 swimmers in each. Registration is usually open until 18th December. There are usually around 450 swimmers and always among them some swimming Santas, who brave the chilly harbour water temperatures, which are about 13 degrees Celcius on Christmas Day in Barcelona. This fun and traditional event is organised by Club Natació swimming club Barcelona  

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